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Strengthening Support to Wheelchair Users & their Families during COVID-19

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The devastating impact of COVID-19 has left a scar across India, in terms of personal, social and economic losses. While the pandemic threatens all members of society, persons with disabilities are disproportionately impacted due to attitudinal, environmental and institutional barriers that are reproduced in the COVID-19 response. Moreover, people with disabilities, particularly those from poor sections, continue to suffer severe hardship. Without access to food or money, many are faced with starvation. The aftermath of COVID-19 has also left many of the wheelchair users and their family members without jobs, with no hope of having the means of employment in near future as well. Six years old Divyashree, diagnosed with cerebral palsy has been receiving rehabilitation support through our partner organisation Margadarshi since 2019. Divyashree’s father, Gopal, a painter by profession and the sole earner of the family lost his job due to COVID-19. With the help of our donors, support

Run with Tiger Shroff at #SunfeastIndiaRunAsOne and make #livelihoodsMatter

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YOU can play a part in bringing about a change that will affect millions.  Join   # SunfeastIndiaRunAsOne   ambassador, Tiger Shroff as he takes part in India's biggest movement to restart lost livelihoods. Support MOTIVATION INDIA to empower 500 people with disabilities to restart lost livelihoods. - Donate Now # livelihoodsMatter   # MotivationIndia   Motivation International   Sunfeast India Run As One Keep watching our page for more updates on  # independenceday

Our response to Corona Virus (Covid 19)

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We have reached out to Wheelchair users in need and provided 250 Essential Kits including food and health supplies. We connected with over 200 users, parents and families as a start…We are extending our support to reach more poor and needy users and their families with our online mode. Here is a peek into our actions over the last few weeks - 1. We have been reaching wheelchair users and their families with remote support across India via Phone, What’s app and Skype with : Awareness on COVID-19 precautionary measures (Social distancing and importance of wearing masks, washing hands frequently; avoid touching nose, eyes, mouth;) Wheelchair sanitization tips Importance of repair and maintenance of wheelchairs – keeping it in good condition It was a wonderful experience reaching out to our wheelchair users and being touch with them. Users too were very happy to be contacted and asked about their Health and Well-being. They shared the impact of COVID-19 on their life and that of their fami